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Lifted 2001 1500 ?'s

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by GMC99, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. GMC99

    GMC99 Senior Member
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    Messages: 753

    There's a 2001 Ram 1500 thats got a bad ass lift kit on it, at a local dealership. Over sized tires and rims lightbar and all. How good are these trucks to plow with? Would the maintenance be any more than normal? Anybody have any expierence with using them as everyday trucks? Any other input would be greatly helpful!

  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    They are good trucks.They have a solid front axle,which is a little better than IFS IMHO.Depending on how how it's lifted and how big the tires are it may cause some problems when plowing.You would have to drop the plow mount down,which can make it weaker,and the larger tires will hurt the gear ratio,making it work harder to push snow.It's also much harder to see the plow\curbs etc when plowing.

    With the lift and bigger tires,you will also add more stress to the wheel bearings,axles,brakes etc.If it's a big lift,I wouldn't consider it for a plow truck.

    With a half ton truck,I wouldn't go much bigger than a 7.5 ft blade,8 ft tops.